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Amplicon has brought out the USB Ranger 2200 USB 2.0 extension range, which is said to provide excellent USB 2.0 connectivity over Cat 5 and fibre-optic cables at data rates up to 480Mbps.

The Ranger 2200 products integrate the Lionsgate USB Extension ASIC and feature the ExtremeUSB protocol to extend USB to reaches of 100m over Cat 5 cabling and up to 10km over fibre.

All systems are housed in durable metal enclosures and meet emissions and EMC testing standards for use in a variety of demanding end applications.

ExtremeUSB provides long-reach USB 2.0 connections without performance degradation and with the maximum ease of integration.

The Ranger 2200 products are true plug-and-play devices, requiring no additional software drivers.

They are compatible with all major operating systems – Windows, MAC and Linux.

Models in the range include: Ranger 2204, a four-port USB2.0 extender using CAT5/6 cable up to 100m.

The Ranger 2212 is a two-port USB2.0 extender with remote power (full 500mA) capability.

The Ranger 2224 is a four-port fibre-optic USB2.0 extension up to 500m using multimode fibre.

The Ranger 2244 is a four-port fibre-optic USB2.0 extension up to 10km using single-mode fibre.

The Ranger 2212 features remote power capability – by injecting 24V DC on to the line at the PC end of the link, each of the two ports at the remote end can provide a full 500mA per the USB specification to remotely power devices such as cameras, fingerprint readers, printers and data-acquisition modules.

Amplicon

Amplicon is a global business with more than 40 years’ experience in manufacturing and distribution, providing the marketplace with a wide range of complex, connected, computer-based measurement and automation systems that can be customised and bundled for easy integration.

Amplicon is a global business with more than 40 years’ experience in manufacturing and distribution, providing the marketplace with a wide range of complex, connected, computer-based measurement and automation systems that can be customised and bundled for easy integration.

As well as the supply and support of market-leading products from external manufacturers, Amplicon manufactures its own brand of high-quality industrial computers under the brand names of Ventrix, Impact, Impact-E, Impact-R and Senses. The company owns an extensive purpose-built EMC and pre-conformance laboratory, using the latest test equipment to ensure all products conform to relevant international standards.

The Amplicon team understands the demands and requirements of supplying equipment to the most demanding of projects. We are experienced in all aspects of approvals and will work to build close individual relationships with customers to deliver high-quality long-term products and technical support.

Amplicon divisions:

  • Industrial computing
  • Data communications
  • Measurement and control
  • Engineering services

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